NBA The Greatest Lakers of All Time  

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List Rules NBA players who have played for the LA Lakers or Minneapolis Lakers..

Check out this list of the greatest Lakers of all time, ranked by fans like you. The list includes players from both the LA Lakers and the Minneapolis Lakers. These are some of the best basketball players in the NBA since the Lakers were first established as a club in 1947. Vote for those players you believe to be the best Lakers to move them up the list. If you don't see your favorites, add them to the bottom - or better yet, rerank them to create a personalized list of your own.

Think Magic Johnson is better than Kobe Bryant? Is Shaq one of the Lakers' greatest players? Though he's nearing the end of his career, will Lebron James go down as one of the greatest Lakers after signing in July 2018? Maybe this list of the best Lakers' players of all time will help us finally make a definitive decision. Whether you've been a fan of the team your whole life, or just enjoy watching top players compete against other super stars, you've probably got some sort of opinion on these famous Lakers players. Vote and make your voice heard!

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3,893 1,115
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

2
4,344 1,654
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

3
3,358 723
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
2,641 545
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
2,925 679
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,283 415
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Jerry West Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,607 467
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Elgin Baylor Small forward

8
1,570 438
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
James Worthy Small forward

9
951 448
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
George Mikan Center

10
1,100 627
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

11
684 387
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
653 388
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Byron Scott Shooting guard

13
667 300
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Michael Cooper Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
703 430
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Derek Fisher Point guard

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579 292
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

16
492 273
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added A. C. Green Power forward, Center

17
515 371
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Lamar Odom Small forward, Power forward

18
428 283
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Jamaal Wilkes Shooting guard, Small forward

19
429 228
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
401 291
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Metta World Peace Small forward

21
524 507
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Steve Nash Point guard

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Point Guards of All Time

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403 211
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

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335 257
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Kurt Rambis Power forward

24
367 241
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Rick Fox Small forward

25
354 323
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Vlade Divac Center

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306 207
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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284 382
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Andrew Bynum Center

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192 318
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Vern Mikkelsen Small forward, Power forward

The Best Los Angeles Lakers Small Forwards of All Time

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347 794
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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214 265
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Norm Nixon Point guard

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181 78
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Horace Grant Power forward, Center

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248 128
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Karl Malone Power forward

33
329 209
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Dennis Rodman Small forward, Power forward

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222 153
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

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272 333
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added D'Angelo Russell Point guard

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204 130
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Julius Randle Power forward

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279 435
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Nick Young Shooting guard, Small forward

38
196 104
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

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175 87
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Gary Payton Point guard

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125 84
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ron Harper Point guard, Small forward

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150 239
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Happy Hairston Forward

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138 95
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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155 111
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Jordan Clarkson Guard

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134 75
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

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137 164
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Cedric Ceballos Small forward

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111 66
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Lou Williams Shooting Guard

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121 126
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Elden Campbell Center

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88 134
Rudy LaRusso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
slaft added Rudy LaRusso Center

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121 33
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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128 42
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center